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IBM ThinkVision™ Monitor L170 


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L170 


User's Guide 





First Edition (April/2004) 





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Safety: Read first 


Before installing this product, read the Safety Information. 


Avant d'installer ce produit, lisez les consignes de sécurité. 


Vor der Installation dieses Produkts die Sicherheitshinweise lesen. 


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Antes de instalar este produto, leia as Informações de Segurança. 
Las sákerhetsinformationen innan du installerar den har produkten. 


Prije instalacije ovog produkta obavezno procitajte Sigurnosne Upute. 


Les sikkerhetsinformasjonen (Safety Information) for du installerer dette produktet. 


Przed zainstalowaniem tego produktu, nalezy zapoznac sie 
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Always observe the following precautions to reduce the risk of injury and property damage. 


Do not attempt to service a product yourself unless instructed to do so by the IBM Support Center. Use 
only an IBM authorized service provider who is approved to repair your particular product. 


Note: Some parts can be upgraded or replaced by the customer. These parts are referred to as Customer 
Replaceable Units, or CRUs. IBM expressly identifies CRUs as such, and provides documentation with 
instructions when it is appropriate for customers to replace those parts. You must closely follow all 
instructions when performing such replacements. Always make sure that the power is turned off and that 
the product is unplugged from any power source before you attempt the replacement. If you have any 
questions or concerns, contact the IBM Support Center. 


Use only the power cords and power adapters supplied by the product manufacturer. 


Never wrap a power cord around the power adapter or other object. Doing so can stress the cord in ways 
that can cause the cord to fray, crack or crimp. This can present a safety hazard. 


Always route power cords so that they will not be walked on, tripped over, or pinched by objects. 


Protect the cord and power adapters from liquids. For instance, do not leave your cord or power adapter 
near sinks, tubs, toilets, or on floors that are cleaned with liquid cleansers. Liquids can cause a short 
circuit, particularly if the cord or power adapter has been stressed by misuse. Liquids can also cause 
gradual corrosion of the power cord terminals and/or the connector terminals on the adapter which can 
eventually result in overheating. 


Always connect power cords and signal cables in the correct order and ensure that all power cord 
connectors are securely and completely plugged into receptacles. 


Do not use any power adapter that shows corrosion at the ac input pins and/or shows signs of 
overheating (such as deformed plastic) at the ac input or anywhere on the power adapter. 


Do not use any power cords where the electrical contacts on either end show signs of corrosion or 
overheating or where the power cord appears to have been damaged in any way. 


Ensure that extension cords, surge protectors, uninterruptible power supplies, and power strips that you 
use are rated to handle the electrical requirements of the product. Never overload these devices. If power 
strips are used, the load should not exceed the power strip input rating. Consult an electrician for more 
information if you have questions about power loads, power requirements, and input ratings. 


If a receptacle (power outlet) that you intend to use with your computer equipment appears to be damaged 
or corroded, do not use the outlet until it is replaced by a qualified electrician. 


Do not bend or modify the plug. If the plug is damaged, contact the manufacturer to obtain a replacement. 


Some products are equipped with a three-pronged plug. This plug fits only into a grounded electrical 
outlet. This is a safety feature. Do not defeat this safety feature by trying to insert it into a non-grounded 
outlet. If you cannot insert the plug into the outlet, contact an electrician for an approved outlet adapter or 
to replace the outlet with one that enables this safety feature. Never overload an electrical outlet. The 
overall system load should not exceed 80 percent of the branch circuit rating. Consult an electrician for 
more information if you have questions about power loads and branch circuit ratings. 


Be sure that the power outlet you are using is properly wired, easily accessible, and located close to the 
equipment. Do not fully extend power cords in a way that will stress the cords. 


Connect and disconnect the equipment from the electrical outlet carefully. 


All IBM personal computers contain a non-rechargeable coin cell battery to provide power to the system 
clock. In addition many mobile products such as ThinkPad notebook PCs utilize a rechargeable battery 
pack to provide system power when in portable mode. Batteries supplied by IBM for use with your product 
have been tested for compatibility and should only be replaced with IBM approved parts. 


Never attempt to open or service any battery. Do not crush, puncture, or incinerate batteries or short 
circuit the metal contacts. Do not expose the battery to water or other liquids. Only recharge the battery 
pack strictly according to instructions included in the product documentation. 


Battery abuse or mishandling can cause the battery to overheat, which can cause gasses or flame to 
"vent" from the battery pack or coin cell. If your battery is damaged, or if you notice any discharge from 
your battery or the buildup of foreign materials on the battery leads, stop using the battery and obtain a 
replacement from the battery manufacturer. 


Batteries can degrade when they are left unused for long periods of time. For some rechargeable batteries 
(particularly Lithium lon batteries), leaving a battery unused in a discharged state could increase the risk 
of a battery short circuit, which could shorten the life of the battery and can also pose a safety hazard. 

Do not let rechargeable Lithium-lon batteries completely discharge or store these batteries in a discharged 
state. 


Computers generate heat when turned on and when batteries are charging. Notebook PCs can generate a 
significant amount of heat due to their compact size. Always follow these basic precautions: 


e Do not leave the base of your computer in contact with your lap or any part of your body for an 
extended period when the computer is functioning or when the battery is charging. Your computer 
produces some heat during normal operation. Extended contact with the body could cause discomfort 
or, potentially, a skin burn. 


e Do not operate your computer or charge the battery near flammable materials or in explosive 
environments. 


e Ventilation slots, fans and/or heat sinks are provided with the product for safety, comfort, and reliable 
operation. These features might inadvertently become blocked by placing the product on a bed, sofa, 
carpet, or other flexible surface. Never block, cover or disable these features. 


CD and DVD drives spin discs at a high speed. If a CD or DVD is cracked or otherwise physically damaged, 
it is possible for the disc to break apart or even shatter when the CD drive is in use. To protect against 
possible injury due to this situation, and to reduce the risk of damage to your machine, do the following: 


e Always store discs in their original packaging 

e Always store discs out of direct sunlight and away from direct heat sources 

e Remove discs from the computer when not in use 

* Do not bend or flex discs, or force them into the computer or their packaging 

e Check discs for cracks before each use. Do not use cracked or damaged discs 


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Setting up the monitor 


Product description 


The IBM ThinkVision Monitor, L170, is a TFT LCD Color Monitor. 

It requires a computer with a suitable on-board sub-system or Video 
Adapter card that can support SXGA 1280 x 1024, XGA 1024 x 768, 
SVGA 800 x 600, or VGA 640 x 480 at 60Hz. 


In addition to your monitor, your option package includes the following: 
- User's Guide and Installation Files CD 

e Monitor Safety and Warranty Information Manual 

- IBM ThinkVision Monitor L170 Setup Guide 

- Power Cord 

e L170 ThinkVision Monitor 

- Analog Interface Cable - Attached to Monitor 


Handling instructions 


Do not support the monitor within 1. Lift the monitor by placing your hands where indicated by the arrow in 
the screen area. The Liquid the figure below 

Crystal Display is glass and can 
be damaged by rough handling or 
excessive pressure. 








2. Before using your monitor for the first time, remove the clear protective 
film from the front of the screen. 


Kensington security slot 


This slot can be used to connect to a locking cable. Locking cables can be 
purchased separately at most computer stores. 

















Kensington 
security slot 


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Workplace preparation 


° This section gives advice Height 
L on what you should 


consider before you set up Position the monitor so that the top of the screen is slightly below your eye 
your monitor. level when you sit at your workstation. 
Orientation 


1. Choose a position that gives the least reflection from lights and windows, 
usually at a right angle to any windows. 


2. Position the monitor directly in front of you so that you do not have to twist 
your body to use it. 


3. Tilt the monitor to a comfortable viewing angle. 


Adjusting the monitor position 


> With the IBM Flat Panel Viewing angle 


l Monitor, you can adjust its You can tilt the screen forward and backward as shown below in Figure A. 
position in various ways for 


maximum comfort. 








Figure A 


Working practices 


e This section gives advice 
L on how you can work 
comfortably and reduce 
fatigue. 


Rest 


Take regular breaks. Vary your posture, stand up and stretch occasionally 
as prolonged use of computer workstations can be tiring. 


Back 
Sit back in your chair and use the backrest. 


Hands 

Adjust the seat height so that your forearms are approximately horizontal 
and your wrists are straight when using the keyboard. Your upper arms 
should be relaxed with your elbows near your body. 


Use a light touch on the keyboard, keeping your hands and fingers relaxed. 
Allow a space in front of the keyboard to rest your wrists when not typing. 
Consider using a wristpad. 


Eyesight 

Working with monitors, in common with any prolonged close work, can be 
visually demanding. Look away from the screen periodically and have your 
eyesight checked regularly. 


Screen settings 

Set the screen brightness and contrast to a comfortable level. You may 
have to adjust these settings as the lighting changes during the day. Many 
application programs let you select color combinations which can help you 
to view in comfort. See the User controls section on page 18 for more 
information. 


Caring for your monitor 


Be sure to turn off the power before you perform any maintenance on the 
monitor. Clean your monitor as follows: 


e Do not use solvents or abrasives. 
* Gently wipe the covers and the screen with a soft cloth. 
e Remove finger marks and grease with a damp cloth and mild detergent. 


* Never use flammable cleaning materials to clean your IBM monitor or 
any other electrical apparatus. 





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Connecting your monitor 


Be sure to read the Safety 1. Turn off your computer and all attached devices. Next, unplug all power 
Information located in the cords to your computer and all attached devices. 

Monitor Safety and Warranty 

Information Manual before 2. Connect the signal cable. 

carrying out this procedure. * The analog signal cable is already connected to your monitor 


(See @ in Figure A). 
e When connecting the analog signal cable, connect the free end of the 
attached signal cable to the 15-pin monitor port on the computer and 


tighten the screws. @ 












































Figure A 


3. Connect the power cord to the monitor and then plug the power cord into 
a properly grounded outlet. Next, reconnect the power cords to your 
computer and all attached devices. 


Turning on your monitor 


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Turn on your computer. 


Turn on your monitor by pushing and releasing the power switch marked "X" 
at the front of the bezel. 
- To turn off your monitor, push and release the power switch again. 


To update or install device drivers, follow the instructions in the Device driver 
installation section on page 11. 


If you are using the analog connector, run Image setup by following the 
instructions in the Automatic Image setup section on page 14. 


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Device driver installation 


Installing the device driver in Windows 95 or Windows 98 


Tssselondustbe To install the device driver in Microsoft? Windows? 95 or Windows 98, do 
completed before the following: 

continuing with the Note: 

Windows 95 or Windows 98 


You must download files from the User's Guide and Installation Files CD to 

use the Plug and Play feature in Windows 95 or Windows 98. 

1. Turn off the computer and all attached devices. 

2. Ensure that the monitor is connected correctly. 

3. Turn on the monitor and then the system unit. Allow your computer to 
start the Windows 95 or Windows 98 operating system. 
Your computer's Plug and Play code might warn you that your system 

hardware has changed. This means that it has detected your new 

© On LCD monitors, unlike TEE Er 

L CRTs, a faster refresh rate iM a eect eee 

does not improve display 4. Open the Display Properties window by clicking Start -> Settings -> 


icono a e PU Control Panel and then double-clicking on the Display icon. 
performance, use either 1280 x 


1024 at a refresh rate of 60Hz 5. Click the Settings tab. 
SE 480 ata refresh rate ` 6 t you are using Windows 95, complete the following steps: 
a. Click the Change Display Type button. 
b. Click the Change Monitor Type button. 
c. Proceed to Step 7. 
If you are using Windows 98, complete the following steps: 
a. Click the Advanced button. 
b. Click the Monitor tab. 
c. Open the Update Device Driver Wizard window by clicking on the 
Change button and then select the Next button. 
d. Select Display a list of the known drivers for this device so that 
I can choose a specific driver and then select the Next button. 

e. Proceed to Step 7. 

7. Insert the User's Guide and Installation Files CD into the CD drive and 
click the Have Disk button. 

8. Click OK. 

9. Ensure that the CD drive letter is selected, and then select the 
DRIVERS folder. 

10. Select IBM L170 monitor and click OK. The files will be copied from 
the CD to your hard disk drive. 

11. Close all open windows and remove the CD. 

12. Restart the computer. 
The system will automatically select the maximum refresh rate and 
corresponding Color Matching Profiles. 


Image setup on page 14. 


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Installing the device driver in Windows 2000 or Windows Me 


This section must be 
completed before 

continuing with the 

Windows 2000, Windows Me 
Image setup on page 14. 


© On LCD monitors, unlike 
l CRTs, a faster refresh rate 
does not improve display 
quality. For optimal 
performance, use either 1280 x 
1024 at a refresh rate of 60Hz 
or 640 x 480 at a refresh rate 
of 60Hz. 


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To install the device driver in Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional or 
Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me), do the following: 

Note: 

You must download files from the User's Guide and Installation Files CD to 
use the Plug and Play feature in Windows 2000 or Windows Me. 


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2. 
3. 


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11. 


12. 


13. 
14. 


15. 


16. 
17. 


Turn off the computer and all attached devices. 
Ensure that the monitor is connected correctly. 


Turn on the monitor and then the system unit. Allow your computer to 
start the Windows 2000 or Windows Me operating system. 


. Open the Display Properties window by clicking Start -> Settings -> 


Control Panel and then double-clicking on the Display icon. 


. Click the Settings tab. 


Click the Advanced button. 
Click the Monitor tab. 

Click the Properties button. 
Click the Driver tab. 


. Open the Upgrade Device Driver Wizard window by clicking on 


Update Driver and then click the Next button. 

Select Display a list of the known drivers for this device so that 
I can choose a specific driver and then click the Next button. 
Insert the User's Guide and Installation Files CD into the CD drive and 
click the Have Disk button. 

Click OK. 

Ensure that the CD drive letter is selected, and then select the 
DRIVERS folder. 

Select IBM L170 monitor and click OK. The files will be copied from 
the CD to your hard disk drive. 

Close all open windows and remove the CD. 

Restart the computer. 

The system will automatically select the maximum refresh rate and 
corresponding Color Matching Profiles. 


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Installing the device driver in Windows XP 


This section must be 
completed before 

continuing with the 

Windows XP Image setup on 
page 14. 


© On LCD monitors, unlike 
l CRTs, a faster refresh rate 
does not improve display 
quality. For optimal 
performance, use either 1280 x 
1024 at a refresh rate of 60Hz 
or 640 x 480 at a refresh rate 
of 60Hz. 


To 


install the device driver in Windows XP, do the following: 


Note: 
You must download files from the User's Guide and Installation Files CD to 
use the Plug and Play feature in Windows XP. 


1. 
2. 
3. 


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13. 
14. 


15. 


16. 
17. 


Turn off the computer and all attached devices. 
Ensure that the monitor is connected correctly. 


Turn on the monitor and then the system unit. Allow your computer to 
start the Windows XP operating system. 


Open the Display Properties window by clicking Start -> Settings -> 
Control Panel and then double-clicking on the Display icon. 


Click the Settings tab. 
Click the Advanced button. 
Click the Monitor tab. 

Click the Properties button. 
Click the Driver tab. 


. Open the Hardware Update Wizard window by clicking on Update 


Driver and then click the Next button. 


. Select Install from a list or Specific location(Advanced) and then 


click the Next button. 


Insert the User's Guide and Installation Files CD into the CD drive and 
click the Have Disk button. 

Click OK. 

Ensure that the CD drive letter is selected, and then select the 
DRIVERS folder. 

Select IBM L170 monitor and click OK. The files will be copied from 


the CD to your hard disk drive. 
Close all open windows and remove the CD. 
Restart the computer. 


The system will automatically select the maximum refresh rate and 


corresponding Color Matching Profiles. 


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Automatic Image setup (X) 


Image setup 


Before carrying out this 
section, it is very important 
that the correct monitor 
drivers have been installed. 
(See pages 11 and 13. ) 


e The Setup Utility included 
l on the setup CD displays a 
test pattern of dots. It does not 
replace or modify the display 
drivers. 


e The Image setup 
L instructions require the 
monitor to be warmed up for 15 
minutes. This is not required 
for normal operation. 


© |f your computer does not 
l run with the setup CD 
shipped with the monitor, refer 
to Manual Image setup on 
page 17. 


e The Image setup process 
l only applies to the current 
screen mode. When a new 
mode is selected, repeat this 
section to reset the monitor. 


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For digital input, image setup is not required. 


When you first use your monitor, you must perform Auto Setup for analog 
input. If you are using digital input, continue with the instructions on page 9. 
This procedure sets up your monitor to process the video signals from your 
computer without image discoloration or smearing. After you perform Auto 
Setup, the settings are stored and used each time you turn on the monitor. 


In order to optimize the displayed image a set-up utility is provided on the 
IBM User's Guide and Installation Files CD. Operation of this utility is 
dependent on the operating system on your computer. You may choose to 
run Image setup for each operating system that you use. This means that if 
you sometimes use your monitor while running any version of Windows and 
sometimes also use it from within DOS (not a DOS window), you must run 
Image setup for both Windows and DOS. You may run versions of Image 
setup in any order. 


Before you begin Image setup for your computer, make sure the 
computer video mode is set in the range of the supported screen 
resolution shown in the table on page 22. 


You should perform Image setup for each screen mode you use. 


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Image setup for DOS 


> Ifthe monitor is in standby — To set up the monitor automatically in DOS, do the following. 
l mode, it may automatically 
turn off while you are waiting for 1 


EE Turn on the monitor first; then turn on the computer. 
turn off the monitor and turn it If the message "Check Signal Cable" is displayed, or if nothing is 
on again after a few seconds. displayed, check: 

* That the video interface cable is not connected properly. 

* [he correct video adapter card is not installed. 


e r isplay m i | for rcom r. 
© If you are using PC-DOS/V. The correct supported display mode is selected for your compute 


l change to U.S. mode by 2. Wait approximately 15 minutes for the monitor to warm up. 
typing CHEV US and pressing 3, Insert the User's Guide and Installation Files CD into the computer's 
enter at the command prompt. , 
CD-ROM drive. 
L The size and diversity ofthe A Display the command prompt screen of the DOS full-screen display. 
dot pattern varies with the , 
screen resolution. 3: Type d:\TESTPAD where d is the letter of the CD-ROM drive. 
Seen m : 6. Press enter. 
e screen flickers, repea 
E ihe setup several ees 7. Select the number for the color or text mode you want to set up. 
the flicker is minimized, or 8. Select the number for the video mode you want to set up. You can 
adjust it manually by following t thi f | Avia d d 
DIER Manal repeat this process for as many color and video modes as you need. 
Image setup on page 17. 9. When the dot pattern appears, press the " A" button at the bottom of 


the monitor. This activates the Auto setup procedure, which will 
optimize the display settings with the provided dot-patterns. 
The screen will momentarily turn black while auto adjustment proceeds. 
When finished, the Image setup message disappears and the screen 
returns to a normal display. 

10. To clear the Image setup test pattern, press the Esc key on your 
keyboard. 

11. Type Exit at the command prompt to return to Windows. 


If you use other operating systems, perform the appropriate Auto setup for 
those systems using instructions given in 

Image setup Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, 
Windows Me, or Windows XP on page 16. 


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Image setup for Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, 
Windows Me, or Windows XP 


1 If the monitor is in standby — To set up the monitor automatically in Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 


mode, it may automatically NT, Windows 2000, Windows Me, or Windows XP, do the following: 
turn off while you are waiting for 


SE 1. Turn on the monitor first; then turn on the computer. 


If the message "Check Signal Cable" is displayed, or if nothing is 
displayed, check: 
* [hat the video interface cable is not connected properly. 
* The correct video adapter card is not installed. 
* The correct supported display mode is selected for your computer. 
2. Wait approximately 15 minutes for the monitor to warm up. 
3. Ifthe icon bar and tool bar are displayed, drag them to the bottom of the 
e The size and diversity of the ee eds 
l dot pattern varies with the 4. Insert the User's Guide and Installation Files CD into the computer's 
screen resolution. CD-ROM drive. 
5. Check the operating system installed on your computer and follow the 
instructions from the table below. 
Operating system installation steps 


Operating 
System 
Windows 95 


Windows 98, 
Windows 2000, 
Windows NT, 
Windows Me or 
Windows XP 


Type e: NTESTPAT where e is 
the letter of your CD-ROM drive, 
then press Enter. 





6. When the dot pattern appears, press the "G0" button at the bottom of 
the monitor. This activates the Image setup procedure, which will 
optimize the display settings with the provided dot-patterns. 
¢The screen will momentarily turn black while auto adjustment 
proceeds. When finished, the Image setup message disappears and 
the screen returns to a normal display. 

7. To clear the Image setup test pattern, press the Esc key on your 
keyboard. 


You have completed the monitor setup for Windows. If you are using the 
DOS operating system, go to "Image setup for DOS on page" 15. 


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Manual Image setup 


© |f the monitor is in standby 
mode, it might automatically 
turn off while you are waiting 
for it to warm up. 


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Normally, you can complete the setup procedure using Automatic Image setup; 
however, if your screen image is still distorted after you perform Image setup or 
the setup CD does not run on your system, perform Manual Image setup. 


To manually adjust the image setting, do the following: 


1. 


Turn on the monitor and wait approximately 15 minutes for it to warm 
up. 

Display the image you most frequently use on the screen. 

Press the OSD Enter button " =!" at the bottom of the monitor to display 
the initial OSD menu. 

Use the Right Arrow button " —" to select the Image setup icon " 00 " 
and press the OSD Enter button " =!" to access the function. 

Use the Right Arrow button " —", to select manual. Press the OK 
button "— " twice to select clock. 

Use the Arrow buttons to manually adjust to correct for jitter or noise in 
the image. Press the OK button "—". 

Press OK "— " and use the Arrow buttons to adjust phase, then press 
OK "=". 

Press OK "=!" again to save and exit. Then press Exit button " C» " 
twice to exit OSD. 


You have completed the monitor setup. 


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Adjusting your LCD monitor 


User controls 


° [he image is already 
L optimized for many display 
modes, however the user 
controls can be used to adjust 
the image to your liking. 


e The settings are saved 
l after adjustment and 
when exiting the OSD and 
will be effective thereafter. 


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ThinkVision 





USER CONTROL FEATURES 


| don ` Monitor controls 
— Switches the monitors on and off. 


Displays main OSD menu and selects highlighted menu item. 


«— and — | Moves the cursor to highlight icons or make adjustments. 


Exits from current OSD menu. 


een ` Direct access functions 
RO Displays the Brightness adjustment. 


Executes automatic image setup. 


CONTROLS LOCK / UNLOCK 


This feature allows you to secure the current control settings, 
while allowing the user to adjust Brightness, so that they cannot 
be inadvertently changed. Push and hold the enter button [<] for 
10 seconds; the message "Menu is Locked" appears. 

You can unlock the OSD controls at any time by pushing the enter 
button [44] for 10 seconds; the message "Menu is Unlocked" will 
appear. 


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e The LCD monitor needs 
l time to become thermally 
stable the first time you turn it 
on each day. Thus, to achieve 
more accurate adjustments for 


The settings adjustable with the user controls are viewed through the On - 
Screen Display (OSD). Press the enter button "=!" to display the main OSD 
menu. 


Initial appearance of OSD 








parameters, allow the LCD Main menu 
monitor to warm up for at least iK Lal C> 
15 minutes before making any - Brightness/Contrast 
screen adjustment. 
SX o 
Sub menu Adjustment screen 
i3 o Si FI 
Brightness/Contrast 
SX o 
Brightness: 
Adjusts overall screen brightness. 
Er e 
Cancel 
OSD functions 


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Brightness 


Contrast 


Horizontal 
Position 


Brightness / 
Contrast 


Image 
Position 





Description 








Adjusts brightness 




















Adjusts contrast 


























Moves the screen left and right. 




















Moves the screen up and down. 


Vertical 


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OSD Icon Description 


The Image setup function is used to 
adjust the level of noise in the video 
signal, which causes horizontal lines 
Image Setup! Automatic | or areas on the screen where the 
image appears to be unstable and 
jitter or shimmer. This can be adjusted 
automatically or manually. 


eu If manual is selected, the user will go 


to the manual adjustment screen. 


Manual 


Select the Color mode you find most 


comfortable or fine tune the colors 
using the Custom menu, if necessary. 


Image 
Properties 


Sub-menu(s) | Control and adjustments 


If Auto is selected, the image 
will automatically adjust. 


This selection enables you to 
adjust the focus of the display, 
remove any horizontal noise, and 
sharpen the image of the 
characters. 


Preset 
e 6500K 
(Pink White) 
e 7200K 
(Normal White) 
e 9300K 
(Blue White) 


Increases or decreases redness 


Increases or decreases 
greenness 


Increases or decreases 
blueness 





OSD Icon 


Options 


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Information 


Q> 


Language 


Menu Position 


Accessibility 


Description 


Displays the detailed information of 
mode, model name, serial number 
and microcode. 


The language chosen affects only the 
language of the OSD. 

Select one of the five languages to 
use for the OSD. 

Your selection does not affect any 
software running on the computer. 


Changes the position of the OSD on 
the screen. 


Reset should return all available 
functions to their factory presets. 
Note: The language will not change 
unless it is adjusted through the 
Language menu. 


Change button repeat rate and menu 
time-out setting. 


Exits from current OSD menu. 


Sub-menu(s) | Controls and adjustments 


e English 
* Francais 
e Italiano 
* Deutsch 
e Espanol 


Moves the OSD to the center 
of the screen. 


Default 


Custom 
eH 

e V 

e Save 


e Cancel 
e Reset 


Button Adjusts speed of button. 
repeat rate 

e Off 

e Default 


e Slow 


Adjusts the length of time for 
which the menu will stay on 
the screen before it 
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Further information 


Display modes 
I If your computer has ` The display mode the monitor uses is controlled by the computer. 
previously been used with ^ Therefore, you should refer to your computer documentation for details on 


a CHT monitor and is currently h , 
; ow to chan isplay m , 
configured to a display mode ange display modes 


outside the range that the Flat The image size, position and shape may change when the display mode 
Panel monitor can display, You changes. This is normal and the image can be readjusted using Image 


may need to re-attach the CRT setup and the monitor controls. 
monitor temporarily until you 


have recontigured the Unlike CRT monitors, which require a high refresh rate to minimize flicker, 
computer, preferably to 1280x — TFT technology is inherently flicker-free. If possible, configure your 





en eus computer for 1280 x 1024 addressability at 60Hz vertical refresh rate. 
For the display modes listed below, the screen image has been optimized 
during manufacture. 
Factory set display modes 
31.5 kHz 
31.5 kHz 
35.0 kHz 
37.8 kHz 
37.5 kHz 
720 x 400 31.5 kHz 
37.8 kHz 
48.0 kHz 
46.8 kHz 
49.7 kHz 
48.3 kHz 
56.4 kHz 
60.1 kHz 
60.2 kHz 
67.5 kHz 
68.6 kHz 
Note: VESA timings are as RE S. SiS 
detailed in the VESA 1200 X JOU OOOK 
“Display Monitor Timing 1280 x 1024 63.9 kHz 
Specification”. Version 1.0, 1280 x 1024 78.1 kHz 
Revision 0.8, Dated 1280 x 1024 75.0 Hz 79.9 kHz 
09/17/98. 


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Power management 


Product disposal 


To benefit from power management, the monitor must be used in 
conjunction with a computer that implements the Video Electronics 
Standards Association (VESA) Display Power Management Signaling 
(DPMS) Standard. 


The power management feature is invoked when the computer recognizes 
that you have not used your mouse or keyboard for a user-definable period. 
There are several states as described in the table below. 


As an Energy Star 2000? Partner, IBM has determined that this product 
meets the Energy Star 2000 guidelines for energy efficiency. 


For optimal performance switch off your monitor at the end of each working 
day, or whenever you expect to leave it unused for long periods during the 
day. 


Power Restoring 
; mplian 


Press a key or ENERGY 
Active off | Steady amber | Blank move the mouse.* | STAR 2000 


* There may be a slight delay before the picture reappears. 





The fluorescent lamps in the liquid crystal display contain a small amount of 
mercury. Dispose of it as required by local ordinances and regulations. 


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Troubleshooting 


If you have a problem setting up or using your monitor, you may be able 
to solve it yourself. Before calling your retailer or IBM Support Center, try 
the suggested actions that are appropriate to your problem. 


Problem disc Suggested action Reference 
cause 


Screen is No power to Ensure that the electrical outlet | "Connecting 
blank and monitor. and the monitor are both your monitor" 
power switched on. section on 
indicator is off. Check that the power cord page 9. 
is firmly plugged into the 
electrical outlet and the power 
supply unit. 
If the power cord plug has 
a removable fuse, replace it. 
e Try another power cord. 
e Try another electrical outlet. 
e Check the power connection at 
the back of the panel. 


Screen is blank | Brightness Adjust brightness and contrast. | "User 

and power and Contrast controls" 
indicator is may be too section on 
steady green. | low. page 18. 


Screen is blank | The monitor is | e Press any key on the keyboard "Power 
and power in the Power or move the mouse to restore |management" 
indicator is Management operation. section on 
steady amber. | Standby state. | e Check the Power Management |page 23. 

software on your computer. 

Press the "=" button to switch 

between analog and digital 

mode. If the panel is the wrong 

mode for the signal being 

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* For image problems, you 
l may want to run Image 
setup again before referring to 
this section. In most cases, 
Image setup can fix the 
problems. See Automatic 
Image setup for the computer 
on page 14 for details. 


Screen is blank 
and power 
indicator is 
flashing green 
every 0.5 
second 


CHECK 
SIGNAL CABLE 
message is 
shown and 
power indicator 
is steady amber. 


Image appears 
to be smeared 


Image appears 
to be discolored 


A few dots are 
missing, 
discolored, or 
inappropriately 
lighted. 


Suggested action 
cause 


Display mode of | e Reconfigure key on the "Further 
the computer is computer to use a supported | information" 
outside the display mode. section on 


range of the page 22. 
monitor 


The monitor is |e Check that the signal cable "Connecting 


not receiving a is firmly connected to the your monitor 


video signal computer. section on 
e Check that no pins are bent 


` l page 9. 
in the signal cable connector. 


There are noises|® Select Image setup menu "User . 

in the video in the OSD. Then select controls 

signal Manual to adjust Clock / Phase | section on 
settings. page 20. 


"User 
controls" 
section on 
page 20. 


The color setting | € Adjust the Color settings. 
may be incorrect. 


A small number of missing, discolored, or lighted dots may be 
present on the screen, which is an intrinsic characteristic of the 
TFT LCD technology and is not an LCD defect. 


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Help and service information 


9 |f possible, stay by your 
l computer. Your Technical 
Support Representative may 
wish to go through the problem 
with you during the call. 


© More help, late-breaking 
news and details of the 
latest accessories for these 
products may be found on the 
worldwide web at: 


http://www. pc. ibm.com/us/ 
accessories 


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If you are unable to correct the problem yourself, you may seek further help 
as follows: 


Call the IBM Service and Support. 


In the U.S.A and Puerto Rico call 1-800-426-7378 
In Canada (Toronto only) call 416-383-3344 


In Canada (all other) call 1-800-565-3344 


In other countries contact your dealer, retailer, or other IBM authorized 
service representative. 

Before calling, please have available as much of the following information as 
possible: 


1. 


Ge "ec I E ae SUD JP 


Model and serial number from the label on your monitor. 
Purchase receipt. 

Description of problem. 

Computer type and model. 

System configuration (hardware fitted, etc.). 

System BIOS version number. 

Operating System and version number. 

Display driver version number. 


Video Adapter Type. 


Specifications 





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e Power consumption figures 


are for the monitor and the Without Stand With Stand 


power supply combined. Height: Height: 

341.5 mm (13.44 in.) HE 412.9 mm (16.26 in.) 
Width: Width: 

398.9 mm (15.70 in.) 398.9 mm (15.70 in.) 
Depth: Depth: 

62.0 mm (2.44 in. ) 222.0 mm (8.74 in.) 




















Without Stand: 
With Stand: 


5.3 kg (11.684 Ibs) 
7.3 kg (16.094 Ibs) 


Viewable Image Size: 
Maximum Height: 
Maximum Width: 

Pixel Pitch: 


17.0 inch (432.7 mm) 
337.9 mm 
2/0.3 mm 


0.264 mm (H) x 0.264 mm ( 


Power Input Supply Voltage: 100 - 240 Vac 60/50 + 3Hz 
Rated Current: 1A 


Power Normal Operation: 


Consumption Active off: 
Off: 


Video Input 


Clock Frequency: 


UT 


Input Signal: Analog-75 ohm 0.7V 


Horizontal Addressability: 
Vertical Addressability: 


1280 pixels (max) 
1024 lines (max) 
135 MHz 


Analog - Separate 


VESA DDC: DDC 1/2B 


Supported Display | Standard modes : 


Horizontal Frequency: 


Vertical Frequency: 


Environment Temperature: 
Operating: 
Storage: 
Shipping: 

Humidity: 
Operating: 
Storage: 
Shipping: 





IBM, VESA, MAC 
31-81 kHz 
55-75 Hz 


10 to 35°C 
- 20 to 60°C 
- 20 to 60°C 


10 to 80% 


5 to 95% 
5 to 95% 


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The following parts are for use by IBM service, or IBM authorized dealers, 
to support the customer warranty. Parts are for service use only. 


Model Type 6734 
PIN Geography 


73P2737 | FRU Monitor | Hybrid ell nre 
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73P2740 | FRU Stand Hybrid Business |6734-AB9 
FRU Stand ` Ins ` Black 6734-AG9 


FRU Video Analog  |Business |6734-AB9 
22P7936 | interface Cable | 1.8 Meter |Black 6734-AG9 idi 





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